LG KS360 is a vibrantly coloured, feature-packed mobile phone specifically designed for messaging on the move. It’s smaller than an iPhone, although quite heavy and chunky, with a thickness of 17mm. But that’s because the phone has a full slide-out QWERTY keypad that help users to send SMS, IM, email and have the ability to access social networking sites. It integrated MySpace web link for staying in touch online. The link is located in the main menu and sends you straight to the MySpace log-in screen. For people who prefer Facebook or Yahoo Messenger, web links are available for both using the Boost Live menu.
In addition, the LG KS360 cell phone comes with touchscreen dialing, a 2MP camera with a self-portrait mirror, though no auto-focus or a flash and MicroSD card slot. The 2.4″ screen automatically rotates 90 degrees using accelerometer technology. You can dial directly from the touchscreen without needing to open up the slide. In fact the slide is really only used when texting or sending emails, so most of the time you can use it with the slide closed, just like a normal phone.
Besides the touchscreen, there’s a full range of “normal” buttons. Two raised pressure pads give you Call and End features, while two more provide a Cancel function and link to a dial pad. These are smaller again than the buttons, but their icons make them easy to find and hit accurately. The dial pad is interesting. Once called up, the screen suddenly becomes touch sensitive complete with haptic feedback. It works really well, but the screen is only touch sensitive for this one application.
In fact, this is such a great phone for texting and calling, and so cheap, that users couldn’t expect it to have any other features. But it does. The phone has a built-in music player that supports MP3 and AAC formats and an FM radio too. The built-in memory is not overly generous at 15 Mbytes, but you can add a microSD memory card up to 4 GB. This is enough to store around 1,000 MP3 tracks.
Connectivity appears to be via Bluetooth only, but the battery life is very good. LG estimates that the battery life is five hours of talk-time and nearly 18 days of standby time. The phone doesn’t support 3G, but it does have triband GSM coverage.
Overall, whether you’re an emo or a geek, a princess or a nerd, LG KS360 is the perfect phone for anyone aged between 12 and 16 who loves tapping out long SMS messages. The cell phone is available in Titanium and bright blue, White and soft pink, Black and red and Black and silver. The mix of glossy black plastics and glitzy metallic finishes gives it the appearance of a phone that’s twice as expensive. At just 16.8mm thin, this handset has been designed to fit easily into a pocket or handbag, a convenient alternative to lugging a laptop around.
LG KS360 Presentation Video